As a Big Ten student-athlete, what were some of the life lessons you learned throughout your collegiate career?
"I've learned a lot of responsibility and how to manage my time between school and softball."
Talk about the demands of balancing schoolwork with being a Big Ten student-athlete...
"It is definitely hard work, but we have a great academic support system and resources to use to our advantage."
How did competing in the Big Ten help you gain success in the classroom?
"Academics definitely come before athletics and I know that if I want to play out on the field, then I have to study hard in the classroom first. My approach in the classroom is the same as on the field. I give 100 percent all of the time."
Looking back on your collegiate career, what are some of the things you are most proud of?
"I'm most proud of helping my team win the first softball national championship east of the Mississippi River and bringing the trophy back to Ann Arbor."
What advice would you give to aspiring female student-athletes?
"Do your schoolwork, practice hard and get involved in something you love to do."
How does it feel to have to opportunity to play with your sister in college?
"It's awesome! I got the chance to play with her in high school and then to have the opportunity to play at one of the highest collegiate levels with her is great. I am definitely looking forward to it. We're both really competitive and I know our family is very excited to have both of us on the field playing together again."
What does it mean for you to represent Michigan in the Big Ten's 25th Anniversary of Women's Championships?
"I am very proud to be a Wolverine and feel truly honored to be chosen as the student-athlete picked to represent my school."